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this is al jazeera. ♪ ♪ hello, i am marian, this is the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes, a deal to libya. requirals reach agreement with one side claiming its a historic opportunity. isil says it was behind a car bomb attack in which the governor of aden, a close ally of yemen's president was killed. early exit polls suggest france's far right has played strong gains in the first regional elects since the paris attacks. hello even he should robin
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adams here with sport for you. youyour again klopp is derailed. coming up later in the program. an historic deal that's how it is described. the deal finally sees agreement between the parliament of the general national congress in tripoli and the one recognized by the u.n. in tobruk. the agreement stipulates that an election will take place in two years and it calls for the two sides to form a committee to help choose a government of national reconciliation. victoria gatenby has more. >> reporter: a libyan in addition tiff for the first time in the country's long-running political crisis an initial agreement to work together. these are representatives of the two rival parliament the deal
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calls for a two sides to form a 10-member committee to help choose a government of national reconciliation. >> translator: this is a purely libyan meeting. arranged by libyans. now we call on the united nations to endorse this move which will provide a swift, prompt solution to the libyan crisis. >> translator: it was a national sincere and constructive dialogue. and each party accepts the other party with an open heart. we are not fully apprise towed take decisions on behalf of the parliament. but i call on all parties to authorize it. >> reporter: some m.p.s are against the deem but the u.n. is for it. it has taken power of a power vacuum and it needs to unite before isil ideology spreads. >> you have the threat of daesh and the scourge of terrorism is expanding every day.
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we have the situation where the international community is also fighting against daesh in syria. and this means that probably fighters from syria come to where the security vacuum is to libya it is now a matter of days and not weeks to sign this agreement. >> reporter: violence and rivalries have polarized libya. the country has fallen in to chaos since the 2011 uprising. the deposed leader muammar ga dave. the tripoli-based government, the general national congress is one of two rival administrations. the other is the u.n. recognized government based in the eastern city of tobruk, each is supported by armed groups engaged in daily fighting. the former general took charge of a growing army. the chaos has been made worst with some swearing allegiance to
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isil. an interim president and deputy are expected to be named within weeks. a sign of unity ahead of u.n.-brokered peace talks in rome later this month. victoria gatens by, al jazeera. >> joining us now is a prefess tour who is the chair of the contemporary middle east studies in london. good to have you with us. is this the agreement that we were all waiting for? does it mark an important step forward to libya? >> absolutely. i think it's a very good start. it's a step in the right direction. the beginning a process to bridge the divide between the two warring governments one in tripoli and one in at that puke. we have to be cautious experience has taught us over many years in libya. basically the dream is very big, the reality is how do you translate this particular tentative initial agreement in to realities on the ground. >> what then are the challenges particularly when it comes to disarming the local militias?
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>> the country has explain terred along regional, ethnic and tribal lines. isil is one of the biggest affiliates in libya outside of syria and iraq. more than 3,000 fighters. so isis now has already established a major boys how do you disarm the militias. how do you create a joint government that responds to the fast interests of the elite and political class. and finally how to you basically deal with the regional war by proxies inside libya. you have regional powers that have their own interests. >> outside disruptor. >> absolutely. what's important about this agreement is it's a libyan initiative. that both parliament, both leaders of the two parliament have sat down for weeks in tunisia and have reached this agreement. my take on it is that they have come to realize the two warring parties that they are all losing. libya has come apart think it's a failed state and this
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agreement provides a kind of win-win if the two parliament basically agree on a process of trying to create centralized government. >> right. and they have to agree on that. come to a government of national reconciliation. but also elections are meant to be held within two years. do you see this deal surviving and even if it does, will the country be in a position to hold elections within two years? >> reporter: two years. a long, long time. in a country like libya. where militias, local and ethnic and tribal militias control the country. you have, i mean, thousands of militia men and vast interests. you have isis, you have al qaeda, a you have sharia. >> al the figures that have signed up to this deal, do they have enough control over the militias, the fighters operating on the ground or is it just too explain terred now? >> really very explain terred. we have to wait and see what the next few weeks and next few months will show.
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>> but this is really a lib then initiative and internally brokered and the united nation is his holding a conference next week in rome so the u.n. and the international community can build on this agreement. and one final point i think the international community that is come to realize that libya is no longer an insignificant country. unfortunately for libya it's important for the wrong reason. the fact that isis, the so-called islamic state has built one of the most important affiliates in libya and threatens global security, european security, and of course regional security. because it's just a few hundred, 400-kilometer as way. >> and how much of a battle is there ahead for the two governments that have now come together because, of course, we have seen isil recapitalize on the chaos and the breakdown in governance and as they become squeezed, perhaps facing more and more pressure in places like iraq and syria, how much more important does libya become for isil as a base of operation?
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>> pivotal. fundamental. and the last -- in the last year or so isis has sent major leadership skills to a libya. top leaders, iraqis and syrians it has a major asset in terms of oil it. controls almost 190-kilometers of sea lanes in seater. on the mediterranean. let's say the two warring parliament establish a government. can they have an army to take on isis. can they disarm the militias? so the challenges are really significant but we must celebrate this particular moment because there is urgency, the libyans are saying we would like to move forward, we would like to start the healing process and establish a centralized government. let's hope they succeed. >> a deal for libya brokered by libyans, thank you very much for your analysis. the governor of aden has been killed. the major general was on his way to work when his convoy was
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targeted by a car bomb. he was an ali of yemen's president hadi who is running his government from yemen. aas mohamed adow now reports ths is the spot where the general was killed. the car he was traveling in was engulfed in flames. saad was sworn in as governor just two months ago. he was a close ally of president hadi. who returned to aden for exile in saudi arabia. >> the governor moved about in a convoy of about five cars, it was heavily secured. he knew he was going to be targeted. he knew an attempt was inevitable. so he moved cautiously. over the past two weeks. multiple militia groups blocked him from entering his own office in aden, so he knew the situation was precarious.
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>> reporter: so they launched a pain in march. they have been targeting houthi rebels taking over the capital sanaa with forces loyal to former president saleh. although the conflict gun with airstrikes the coalition have sent grounds forces, and lose the alliance of houthi forces from the uae. drove the rebels out of aden five months ago. but security remains a challenge in this port city. groups affiliated with isil and yemen have increased their operations and the armed group [ inaudible ] with the arrival of al qaeda which has been the main armed group in yemen in recent years. analysts say the presence of al qaeda, isil and tribal militias with allegiances to the different groups will create a bigger security threat. >> isil is here. aqap is here. more -- other factions are here in aden.
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and aden is surrounded by areas controlled by aqap and isil. inches president hadi addresses the security things will dee toudeteriorate quickly. >> reporter: in an effort to bring eight months of flick to an end. mohamed adow. al jazeera. al jazeera's hassan is in aden and sent this update. >> translator: we are know in the neighborhood in aden province, it's the location where the governor of aden, major general mohamed saad was targeted and this is the vehicle he was in with his aids. according to security sources, a car carrying explosives parked from the side of the road when his motorcycle arcade passed by the explosives were detonated the governor and three of his aides were killed immediately. other vehicles were destroyed along with property in the area.
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the explosion was massive and the impact caused cracks as well as landslides. there have been multiple security violations and explosions over the past few days. the yemeni government and president hadi must now take the necessary measures to maintain security in this province. which is considered the provisional capital of yemen. at least 32 isil fighters have been killed and another 40 wounded after airstrikes carried out by the u.s.-led coalition hit the raqqa paragraph ins in syria. 15 explosions were reported in and around the isil city hot land of rack actual the u.s. says a total of 29 strikes were launch ed in syria and iraq on saturday. meanwhile, syria's president has warned that air strike on his his nation will increase the risk of attacks in europe, unless there is a concerted effort to destroy isil on the ground. he also dismissed claims by britain's prime minister that there are 70,000 opposition fighters inside syria which could be part of a political solution. david cameron had presented that
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figure to the u.k. parliament before it endorsed airstrikes on syria. >> translator: about the statement that there are 70,000 moderate opposition fighters in syria, that is not accepted anywhere in this world. there is no 70,000. there is not even 7,000. there is not even 10 of those. the international coalition's airstrikes are doomed to fail. britain and france don't have the will and they don't have the vision on how to defeat terrorism. much more still to come for you on this news hour from london. could political change lie ahead in venezuela. the opposition are expected to some make strong gains in parliamentary elections. hundreds of soldiers are deployed to help victims stranded by india's flooding. and in sport, the warriors continue their perfect start to the nba season, thanks to their golden boy, the details a bit later on.
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♪ ♪ now, turkey says it will halt the transfer of troops to an area of northern iraq. that follows iraq's threat to appeal to the united nation to his force turkey to withdraw its soldiers. from erbil, al jazeera's imran kahn reports. >> reporter: you don't have to go far in you are bill to find out how close the ties are between turkey and the kurdish region. trade is the big one, ankara reports a lot of its oil from here and in return the kurdish region imports a lot of turkish products. the relations between bag good dad and ankara are sprained over oil revenue disputes going back a decade. and with further turkish troops on iraqi soil, tensions have risen further despite the fact that baghdad has known did troops in the area since they arrived. he writes regularly on political affairs, and says other concerns lie we hands ankara's decision to send in troops to help train the militia belong to go the governor of mosul, in particular
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the iranian role in the region. >> translator: turkey wants to maintain good relations with kurdistan and it wants to help the kurdish regional government. but baghdad and iran oppose that. so by sendsing in troops it's one way to maintain good relations within the region. >> reporter: but those good relations have angered others. speaking in baghdad a leading shia politician issued a warn to go ankara. >> translator: in case these forces didn't leave and didn't get hit by iraqi air force it would be followed by other forces, american, saudi, qatar and other islamic countries. therefore it's a beginning and a test that's why they should be a real confrontation by the parliament and i ask the parliament to hold an emergency session to take the right decision to back our government. >> reporter: many say this is a proposal to force a turkish troops out of the country. however, turkey says it was invited. >> translator: around 2,000 volunteer fighters from mosul
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have been train there had for the past year, supporting them in their fight against daesh this, training has been lounge offed upon the request of the governor of mosul and it has been coordinated by the iraqi defense ministry. >> reporter: what this shows is that iraq is divided. the central government controls baghdad and the south the rest of iraq is divided between the kurdish region, territory controlled by isil and areas disputed by both kurds and arabs. turkey supports the iraqi kurds because of oil and trade. however, it doesn't look at turkish kurds and syrian kurds in the same way and views those groups with suspicion. now, baghdad says that turkey is allowing the kurdish regional government here to remain independent and therefore can't maintain control over the whole country. and that's a real issue. this latest spat between baghdad and ankara is only going to make that worse. imran kahn, al jazeera, you are bill. now, venezuelan as are voting in parliamentary elections with the country's economic troubles putting heavy pressure on the socialist government. the opposition could gain a
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majority of the vote for the first time in 17 years. al jazeera's virginia lopez explains. >> reporter: venezuelans in this working class neighborhood woke up to a recording of their late leader's voice. ♪ >> reporter: one of hugo chavez's favorite songs serves both to call venezuela ans to vote and supporter to remain loyal to the popular state model. >> translator: today we are inviting people to vote. but for those who like chavez used to say, feel the mother land in our hearts, today we have to go out and dippedder. >> reporter: the wake-up call might just work. all polls have given the opposition more than a 20-point lead. but this margin has narrowed in the last week thanks to a government political machinery that the opposition lacks, this is voting certainty where the late hugo chavez would cast his vote. today is exactly 17 years sins
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he rose to power and the election could see an end to the process he set in motion. it's an economic model that has bread one of the word's highest inflation rates and chronic shortages of the world's basic goods and yet this discontents might not influence the overall result. >> translator: the government has a degree of mobilization that could alou them to win two or three deputies in certain special cases f they can do this in four or five districts, they can easily swing the vote another way. >> reporter: whichever way the vote goes this sunday, the key political actors could be forced to negotiate as the dire state of venezuela's economy might not be able to wait for a political reconciliation, virginia lopez, al jazeera, caracas. >> our latin american editor is with us in caracas. what does this mean for the people of venezuela, lucia?
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>> reporter: hello. i am at the electoral council right now. the polls are due to close in just a little bit over an hour. the turn out has been huge. and that gives you some indication of just how important venezuelans see this poll. and to discuss exactly what you have just asked me, joining me now is david smiley, from the washington office on latin america. he is an expert on venezuela, david thank you for joining us. let me start by asking you, why is this such a significant election given that it is a national assembly, not a presidential election. >> there are a couple of reasons. first, this is a government, the chavez government now administrated by nicholas maduro has always had every branch of government for the past 15 years. this is the first time in 15 years that it could not have complete control over the government. another reason is that this government is very unpopular. it has 20 to 30% support in the polls so a lot of people think this could be a turning points
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and nba which could lead to some change in venezuela because once the national assembly is in the opposition hands it could leads thread a push for a recall referendum which could mean the end of that dure owe's presidency. >> reporter: the opposition seems rather confidents that it will win at least a simple majority in the assembly. are they being over optimistic? >> i don't think so. if you look at the polls, the polls before polling closed a week ago, show that they were up 20 to 30 points. in the popular vote. so they have a really significant lead in the popular vote. of course chavez has advantages in terms of the electoral system they have more rural support and there is a rural bias in the system. nevertheless i think it's reasonable they'll likely get a simple majority. >> reporter: let's assume it happens, does that really mean that the government's hands will be tied? as you say, the government really controls all of the other institutions in the country, everything if it did lose the majority or the simple majority of the assembly?
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>> it's important to remember that. some people seem to be prore trying this as regime change as this will be over after this election. they are still in an enviable position they control four out of five branches of the government. they have the presidency and control the supreme court. the supreme court can take any piece of legislation and call opportunity constitutional and basically eliminate it. they will have a lot of power. the opposition will have a lot of power, they will be able to select who the president, who the vice presidents are of the national assembly and be time bring in ministers and approve and disapprove the budget as well as extra credits, approve of trips a clouted for nicholas maduro. they will have a lot of power. so it will be the beginning of a very fraught political process. but the government has the control of the supreme court, what about gridlock. isn't that what many people are really concerned about? >> yeah, i think there is a significant possibility that there could be gridlock and that's problematic given the
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shape of the budget, given the challenges venezuela has with oil down to $40 a barrel and with debts coming due in 2016-2017, it could be a significant problem if the opposition really blocks the government and doesn't put forward positive things. >> reporter: david, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. and we'll be back, of course, with you as soon as we start to get the first results as soon as the polls close so that you know what will happen in this significant he ex, yeah, it promises to be a very interesting story, thank you so much, lucia newman with all the latest from caracas. well, now exit polls suggest france's far right has made strong gains in the first round of regional elections. the party has been helped by a surge in anti-immigrant sentiments after last month's paris attacks, jacky rowland now reports. >> reporter: president francois hollande was up early to cast his vote. his percentage approval rating
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have risen, but that hasn't helped his socialist party. for the past five years, the social assists have controlled nearly every region of france. that now looks set to change. this was only the first round of voting, but marine le pen and her national front have made significant gains. her anti-muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric has struck a cord with many voters at a time when france is on alert against a future attack. >> translator: i trust the voters because they have seen us at work in the town halls in the county councils, at the european parliament. and i think that's why there are more and more of them turn to go us. >> reporter: the other winner is the former prison nicholas sarkozy. they have picked up votes at the expense of the social assists. the national front is now well
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place today take control of at least two ring than councils, one in the north and one in the southeast. the party's big themes are security and immigration. well, of course these are policies that decided at a national not a regional level. so jubilation on sunday evening at the national front's campaign headquarters in paris. but this was only the first round of voting. and the turn out was low at only around 50%. the second and decisive round will take place in one week's time. jacky rowland, al jazeera, par paris. >> christian is a french international diplomatic analyst and joins us live now from paris. thank you very much for speaking to us. it looks as though marine le pen's party may be on course to make strong gains, possibly beat the two mainstream parties in
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france. how significant a result would this be for the national front? >> well, definitely it becomes the mainstream party when you realize that the far right is ahead in seven of the 13 regions. and it happens tonight it seems that the socialist party with mr. hollande, the president of france are very panic stricken because they just decided to withdraw from the list of the second round in what they call the high alert, high-risk region like northern part of frantz, north of calais and south of france. so definitely tonight it's a political earthquake, or political landslide for the far right party. and i think it's very easy to understand, on the one hand a lot of the french are so dissatisfied with the economic problem. the rate of unemployment that
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goes high and high. plus the security problem which i think they think the right wing traditional party of mr. sarkozy and the socialist party of mr. hollande have been responsible for laxism concerning the raise of islamic fa knowledge catism in france. on the first round you have this exceptional scores realized by the far right. the people here are celebrating. now there is a second round. they will have meetings tomorrow and they havely the whole week is going to be very big and next week will be very hard. >> yes, and christian, you are suggesting that it seems as if this election has come along at the right time for marine le p pen. not only are people unhappy with the paris attacks and the
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economy. how might this affect the dynamic as we go in to the 2017 presidential contests? >> well, the thing, is you have to understand the situation in this country. is people as you have said are so dissatisfied with the situation, so they said, i heard some people saying why do we try the far right. we are so fed up, this is the term they used think fed up with the social assists, with mr. hollande, and evens that how do you explain that mr. hole'd gained 20% in the polls because he's doing a good job concerning the fact that he's war chief versus terrorism, versus derrek, but at the same time, madam le pen has been fighting for so long concern the raise of muslim fanaticism in this country that people say she warn today a long time about the danger
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of radical islam in this country. nobody want to hear and now she gotta the love on votes for that, no doubt. as we have big problems with terrorist attacks after november 13th. and we have the state of emergency in this country, of course she benefits from all of that. from the french being so worried about security and economic problems. definitely it will be a big battle this week. >> thanks very much indeed, christian mallard joining us live from paris where the far right have made some strong gains in the first round of regional elections putting them a very strong position as we head in to the second round of that vote. there is more to come for you on the al jazeera news hour. challenge of getting the child victims of war back to their villages in mali. also ahead a rare address from the oval offers. president obama prepares to speak to the nation on the california shooting. plus. i am paul reese at the world
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♪ ♪ welcome back. you are watching the al jazeera news hour. a quick recap of the top stories. libya's political rivals have signed an agreement aimed at resolving the country's deep political crisis. the governor of the e yemeni pot city of aden has been killed in an explosion along with six of his body guards. and venezuela's vote. it's seen as a referendum on president nicholas maduro. now in other stories we are following, israeli police have shot and killed a palestinian man who they say tried to stab two people in jerusalem. three people were also wound ed in that attack. the incidents brings the number of palestinians killed since october to 113. it also comes after the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu rejected claims his country was heading towards a one-state solution. this follows comments by the
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u.s. second of state john kerr why warned israel about the dangers of a possible collapse of the palestinian authority. >> if there is a risk that the p.a. could collapse and it is in israel's interest for it to, in fact, survive, as the prime minister suggested, should more therefore not be done to help sustain it? the one-state solution is no solution at all for a secure, jewish, democratic israel living in peace. it is simply not a viable option. >> al jazeera's stefanie dekker is in west jerusalem. she says john kerry's comments came after his recent visit to israel wasn't able to calm the recent tensions. >> reporter: frank words from the u.s. secretary of state john kerry who has been actively involved in trying to get both sides to the negotiating table. the last round of talks that he really brokered failed. he was here two weeks ago meeting with both sides and he
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left empty handed. so what we heard from him was really where he thinks things have failed. pointing the fink of blame at both sides, palestinian president mahmoud abbas, kerry said he needed to do less to insight and he needed to condemn the attacks that we have seen happen here over the last few months, but he also pointed the finger of blame at israel and said that its policy of active settlement expansion gave the idea of a unilateral move to an ex-the west bank and that it called in to question this government's real commitment to peace. we did hear from the prime minister benjamin netanyahu in the cabinet meeting. he said there will never been a bi-national state. that's one state. this is something that kerry was warning about. but that palestinians needed to be a real partner for peace. both sides still as divides and as far away from coming to the table as ever. we had that too explained by john kerry that said never had he seen the distrust between the two sides as much as it is now. and also when he said he spoke
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to president abbas, he said the despair that was conveyed to him by the president, again, as bad as it's ever been, so not a very optimistic vision there from the u.s. secretary of state. and, of course, we have had the announcement from the white house that there will not be a two-state solution under this administration. but that hasn't come as a surprise to anyone here. india is stepping up its relief operation in the flooded city. soldiers and emergency workers are rush to go get food, clean water and medical surprise to the worst-affected residents. nearly 300 people have died across the southern state of tamil since record rainfall began last week, nidhi dutt has more. >> reporter: with the few household items the flood waters spared, she prepares a meal for her family. this isn't much, but it's better than nothing. for the past week, she has struggled to find the basics to keep her family alive.
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>> translator: when the floods came suddenly we ran out of this place for safety. the first floor was submerged and the water kept rising up to the second floor. i have been wearing the same clothes for the past five days, we have lost everything. everything was worked away. we don't know how we will continue our life. our future as is a question mark. >> reporter: power is slowly being restored in the surrounding areas, but until the lights come on, all they can do is wait. his home is dark and damp. the perfect breeding ground for disease. the dangers are growing by the day. but he says no one has answered his call for help. >> translator: so far nobody from the ruling or the opposition parties has visited us, they never both tore find out what conditions we were in. water was rising, we screamed for help but no one came. >> reporter: flood waters have receded in this neighborhood, but residents still have a lot to worry about.
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piles of pubbish and fears that water sources are con testimonyd are raising concerns about possible outbreaks of illness. rain continues to threaten this city's recovery. but where they can, communities are beginning to clean up. >> translator: we urge the government to immediately provide basic amenities like drinking water and milk. but first they must clean up the garbage and provide hygienic living conditions. the government has to conduct regular medical camps then for the people who have lost millions of rupees in the floods we urge the government to estimate it and competent at least half of it. >> reporter: fofor nearly a wee. millions have waded through these waters, this serves as i poignant remind are of how bad things were. drier conditions have brought with them more desperate times. nidhi dutt, al jazeera, new
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delhi. politicians in mali are trying to persuade people to return. after more than three years of violence a peace deal in june between the government and rebels offered hopeful but as we hear in this report, millions are still frightened to go home. a shelter for donkeys used to be a school in northern mali. many buildings here are home to animals now. because 10s of thousands of people have left for places such as the camp. many of them are ethnic tribesmen from the northwestern region of timbuktu. a separatist group tried to declare independence this the region. some escaped fighting and some left fearing a government backlash following the signing of a peace deal. he used to be a merchant. he had to give it all up due to the lack of security. he set up a small pharma long side the camp. politicians are trying to get
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the displaced people to return, but he is not convinced. >> translator: those urging us to return are not aware of our conditions, we left our homes, all our property was looted. we came here without a penny and sorted from scratch. what should we go back for? vote no those who had forced us out in the first place? >> reporter: aid agencies estimate more than 50,000 people are still displaced in mali. fighting between separatists, rebels and the government has eased. but people don't feel secure. refugees such as this have started a new life and have no desire to return. >> we cannot go back to our home. we have nothing left there. we started a fresh life and a new business here. we learned the trade here too. >> reporter: schools are among the basic services missing from areas they fled. in this camp, children get liquid meals with lessons. he runs the school and says displaced people must not be asked to return unless real
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efforts are made to protect the ject then raise. >> translator: to stay the children can returned to the damaged schools in the current state without them being fixed and continuing their studies that for me would be really catastrophic. first all of we need to repair these sites, fix the schools, create conditions for learning g and prevent interruptions that would be damaging for our students. >> reporter: an estimated 800,000 children have had their education disrupted by fighting in mali. unless people are confident about resuming life where their homes used to be, many children will continues to live in refugees camps. al jazeera. u.s. president barack obama will make a rare prime time speech from the oval office in a few hour's time to address growing concerns about domestic security. he is expected to outline changes he would like to see in gun laws and how he plan to his confront and defeat isil. from washington al jazeera's alan fisher reports. >> reporter: good evening. >> reporter: an oval office address can be be based in
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concern or significance. this is the third time barack obama has done it. mass shooting says like the one in california on wednesday have put pressure the president to assure americans he's going to keep them safe. he spent saturday with his national security advisers, attorney general loretta lynch says the u.s. is facing a changing threat. >> we have come from a time of the large scale planned al qaeda-style attacks to the encouragement of lone wolfs. fort hood, chattanooga. to the encouragement of people to act on their own. >> reporter: the fbi continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the san bernadino shooting looking at suggests the shooters who were muslim may have become radicalized and were act on the ground a political agenda. this increased concern among muslim community among u.s. what, that may mean for em this. this was the comment from the president of a leading christian university, an important stop for would-be presidential candidates. >> if more good people had concealed carry permits then we could end those muslims before
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they walked in. >> reporter: the mass shooting in california and the one the week before in colorado has reopened the debate on tightening gun laws a hugely divisive subject in the u.s. many republican presidential candidates like ted cruz and donald trump oppose any changes. the man who stars himself as america's toughest police officer says anyone license today carry a gun should. >> my goal of utilizing 250,000 citizens armed with concealed weapons is to stop the carnage, stop the killing, before cops arrive. >> reporter: but federal authorities are worried people will start taking action themselves out of here. >> try to channel it in to an awareness of your surroundings to get to a place where you are living your life but if you see something that doesn't make sense, you say something to somebody. >> reporter: this is an issue which has seen barack obama's approval ratings fall dramatically. he's accused of under estimating the threat for too long, his words are the white house says, about convincing americans they
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will defeat terrorism. and convincing them he can keep them safe. alan fisher, al jazeera, washington. it's exactly 150 years since slavery was abolished in the united states. congress and many u.s. states have issued formal apologies. but as tom ackerman reports from the capital washington dc the issue you of whether compensation should be paid is still being debated. >> reporter: these were the faces of slavery in america. a phenomenon deeply en twined with the nation's history. a century and a half ago some newly freed slaves were offered plots of farmlands and a mule. it was an offer that was quickly withdrawn. ever since there have been calls to competent their descendants for the damage. >> when we come to washington, and this campaign we are coming to get out check. >> reporter: it's advocacy reparations a is a moral imperative. >> yodo not believe in rep repas
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is to believe in ethnic cleansing. >> reporter: yet recent opinion surveys show that white americans overwhelmingly reject the idea of financial restitution. while support among black americans has fallen. >> we have been conditioned to say it's in the past. let's get over it. but i gotta say that that's changing. and indeed for the reparations struggle to be successful here or anywhere, we do have to believe in it ourselves. >> reporter: daniels and others say the government and businesses that benefited from slavery should provide land and money to black institutions. but not to individuals. here at the u.s. capital which was built with slave labor, both houses of congress have i remember youd official apologies but a proposal for a government commission to study reparations has never gone anywhere. a demands for reparations from britain was rejected by prime minister david cameron during his recent visit to geneva, it's
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former colony. >> i do hope that as friends who have gone through so much together, since those darkest of times, we can move on from this painful legacy and continue to build for the future. >> reporter: and visiting haiti, the only country where slaves freed themselves, by raising up against france, president francois hollande spoke only of settling a moral debt but not money. haiti's president had to concede the point. >> translator: what haiti wants tube today is to offer france a new type of relationship. not the classic one which is a rich country assisting a poor country. then we can come up with a program of exchange and investments. >> reporter: the best france has offered was forgiving haiti's $77 million debt after its 2010 earthquake. but haiti's own reparations to france, the 150 million gold franks that haiti was forced to pay its former slave owners in the 19th century for their loss of property, that will not
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be given back. tom ackerman, al jazeera, washington. more to come for you on the al jazeera news hour. including. >> reporter: i am john hendon in the republic of the congo one of the most remote place on his earth and one of the few places where engaging danger great apes can prosper. and in sport an easy day at the office for australian golfer mark like man. as he powers to his first victory on the european tour.
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welcome back. as world leaders continue to discuss climate change in paris environmentalists have highlighted the threat it's pose to go some of the world's most endanger wildlife. the tray angle is a safe haven for rare gorillas and dishim pan sees in the northern part of the republic of congo. general hendon visited this remote region to discover the problems being caused by climate change. >> reporter: this is the view from atop the most isolated jungle on earth. >> this is really cool. we have fiona who is an adult chimpanzee, she doesn't have any change children and, then we have her with her junk ter. >> reporter: it remains an unspoiled haven for wildlife. home to engagerred chimpanzees, gorillas and a breath taking a ray of rare species all flourishing in this remote refuge. how remote is it? to get here it's a two-day road trip from the capital. first you take the northbound highway to the nearist village. you are still 50-kilometers aw
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away. from there it's an hour's drive down a narrow dirt trail and then a barge across a river, you pad i'll canoe down two more rivers and hike for five hours on elephant trails. at least these how do you it 23 your guide is dave morgan an ape expert from chicago's morgan park see. he is derned that climate change could spoil the most pristine place on earth for apes. >> we believe there could be subtle changes that could have dramatic impacts on chimpanzees and other species that are specialists. they need particular food items to survive. >> reporter: indigenous wildlife trackers say development and hunting have already taken their toll. >> translator: it's not good now with the wildlife. there are not many left. there is a lot of hunting and the animals have gone very far
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away. >> reporter: this is the most remote corner of the national park. no one lives here, they are not allowed. nor are hunters or torrists. no one but researchers and their rare guests, our al jazeera crew is among only about 20 outsiders who have ever seen it, it's the ideal habitat for endangered great apes but even minor changes in climate could alter that. the triangle is among the last homes for so-called naive chimpanzees, chimp that his show curiosity rather than fear around humans because they have never seen one before. >> having an elephant or chimpanzee seen look at you and not know that you are dangerous, that world of innocence that only true wild place can offer, is so rare and so valuable as that disappears from the earth, we will be impoverished. not only biologically but spiritually.
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>> reporter: after a meal of leaves she turns this pole in to a fire hole. preservation assists fear even when great apes are protected, they might not be safe from changes in the fragile climate that make this i unique ahead man eadanimaleden. time for sport with robin. thank you very much. let's start with iewbl football and jurgen klopp has suffered his second did he freitas liverpool manager. they have been beat be 2-0. liverpool could have gone 11 level on points with tottenham but they are still seventh. newcastle moves above sunderland in to 18 report. despite picking up 11 points out of a possible 21 klopp still believes his team will bounce back. >> everything usually is okay. this team big quality, we knowinger we like to work together, that's all truth. but today we didn't do it. so we can't ignore this.
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we can't go on and say, okay, no problem, come on. if in professional football you don't feel defeats, you don't feel the lose, if you only say okay, it's like this, then something is really wrong. and we feel this defeat. we know it's -- for today it's deserved but it hurts, like it should be. bet leats get you up to speed on government. australia mark leishman has clinched his first trophy in three and a half years winning the net bank golf challenge in south africa. the overnight leader shot four birdies on the back nine on his way to a four round total of 269, beating henrik stenson by six shots. leishman's last win came back in june 2012. that was in the travelers championship. this is his first success on the european tour and he pockets $1.25 million in prize money for his efforts. >> the win on the pga tour was exciting and i finishes so early it didn't really feel like i had won to be honest.
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i finished two hours before the leaders this one to be able to walk up last and enjoy it, that's a lot of fun. especially with everything that's gone on with us this year, family wise it's been a rough year, so to finish it off this way has been a lot of fun. let's take out to nba now where the golden state warriors faced the brooklyn nets in the next few minutes looking to increase their winning start of the season to 22-0. their latest win came on saturday against the toronto raptors, stephen curry had a guy-24 phones in the 112-109 win at 25 consecutive regular season wins the warriors possess the third longest streak in nba history. they are behind the la lakers and the miami heat. lindsey vaughn has won the super-g completing a sweep of world cup races at lake luis for a third time in her career, the american finishing 1.32 seconds faster than her closest rife. she won both downhill races over the weekend in canada for the
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hat trick. and she was clearly pretty pleased with herself. >> yeah! >> the other two times vaughn accomplished that feat, was back in 2011 and 2012. at next year's olympics in rio china will be looking to sweep the gold medals for an unprecedented third time in the table tennis discipline. but the ongoing junior world championships could provide some hope for the future of european players with one star emerging from a country that halted chinese domination in the '80s and the '90s, paul reese traveled to france and swede phone thiswedenfor this report. >> reporter: the chinese have a tight grip on table tennis. they won every gold medal at the last two olympics, chinese men have won the last six singles world titles. and there has been no female world champion from europe since 1955. european trends have been hoping the world junior table tennis championships in france can give even the slightest glimpse of a
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brighter future. >> translator: for me the chinese are unbeatable. they are the best in the world which is more than just being better than europe. they have great training. they are strong. and there are lots of them. lots and lots. >> reporter: a talent may now have emerged that can take on the best of asia. sweeped as 18-year-old anton is the new junior champion and last month took two sets of china's senior world number two. >> it is the big question, in table tennis, can you beat the chinese, if you beat the chinese you are the best. i think i am faster than a lot of european players. not as fast as the chinese players i think you bits a big advantage to be fast. >> reporter: now the top european country in recent years has actually been germany but the h emergence of sweden has added spice to table tennis. the only people to ever break china's strangle hold on the sport are the swedes. in stockholm this is a sporting
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legend one of the swedes two did the impossible by winning the team title at three world championships in a row. an experience that china learned from. >> there were five, six, seven players that came at the right time. and i think they adapted our table tennis style for sure. the chinese adapted our european style but to a higher level. >> reporter: his teammate is still the only european player to have ever won olympic gold and was world singles champion twice. the chinese love him so much. they even put him on a stamp. >> i liked always to play in china. it was lots of spectators. in the end it was even the chinese stamp was for me when i played against the chinese, so it was funny. now we have a new star i hope from sweden who is improving all the time so i hope we can -- we can beat them again. >> reporter: practice may be getting the next generation of swedes closer to perfection, but there are millions more chinese doing exactly the same. paul reese, al jazeera,
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stockholm. and that is where we leave it for now, let's sends you back to maryam and the rest of the news team in london. thanks so much. nasa's new horizon space craft has brought back the sharpest picture of pluto to date. they were taken in july. showing details of pluto's surface including a wide variety of mountain as and glacial terrains. the images are 10 times the resolution of those previously taken of pluto and give scientists an unprecedented look at the plant epps geology and geography. fascinating picture, well, more on everything that we are covering on our website the address is you'll find all the latest comment, analysis, and video on demand. including the latest on one of our stop stories 19ly landmark elections taking place in venezuela that could signal a turning point for the country rim i'll always be back in a few moments time with the latest on the elections taking place in france. see new a few moments time.
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